Graspable and resource-flexible applications for pervasive computing at home

Jaroslaw Domaszewicz, Spyros Lalis, Tomasz Paczesny, Aleksander Pruszkowski, Mikko Ala-Louko

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Abstract

We envision the home populated with regular objects that allow programmatic access to their sensors and actuators. The objects jointly form a pervasive computing platform, open for third-party independently developed applications. A challenge is how to support people in deploying and managing such applications. Today, the user perceives an application as an immaterial artifact, accessed through a screen-based interface of a general-purpose computing device. Contrary to that established paradigm, we propose to reify the pervasive computing application as a simple physical thing, called the “application pill.” The pill can easily be grasped and operated: the user brings the pill home, switches it on, and checks if it works just by glancing at its on/off diode. As the application is destined for many homes, each featuring a different collection of objects, the user should be provided with high-level feedback on how well the application can work in her home. Accordingly, the application pill is also equipped with a simple “functionality level” indicator. The degree to which the application can deliver its functionality on top of an available object collection is captured as a single number and displayed by the pill. We present a concrete proof-of-concept elaboration and implementation of these ideas in a pervasive computing middleware platform targeted at cooperating objects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-169
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • actuators
  • consumer products
  • home appliances
  • home automation
  • intelligent sensors
  • middleware
  • pervasive computing

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Domaszewicz, J., Lalis, S., Paczesny, T., Pruszkowski, A., & Ala-Louko, M. (2013). Graspable and resource-flexible applications for pervasive computing at home. IEEE Communications Magazine, 51(6), 160-169. https://doi.org/10.1109/MCOM.2013.6525610
Domaszewicz, Jaroslaw ; Lalis, Spyros ; Paczesny, Tomasz ; Pruszkowski, Aleksander ; Ala-Louko, Mikko. / Graspable and resource-flexible applications for pervasive computing at home. In: IEEE Communications Magazine. 2013 ; Vol. 51, No. 6. pp. 160-169.
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Domaszewicz, J, Lalis, S, Paczesny, T, Pruszkowski, A & Ala-Louko, M 2013, 'Graspable and resource-flexible applications for pervasive computing at home', IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 160-169. https://doi.org/10.1109/MCOM.2013.6525610

Graspable and resource-flexible applications for pervasive computing at home. / Domaszewicz, Jaroslaw; Lalis, Spyros; Paczesny, Tomasz; Pruszkowski, Aleksander; Ala-Louko, Mikko.

In: IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 51, No. 6, 2013, p. 160-169.

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